Captain Charles Miles's Company
Entered the Contest at Concord.
Names from the Clark manuscript.
-- Frank Warren Coburn, The Battle of April 19, 1775 p. 9-10.
PART ONE: The Muster Roll
Captain: Charles Miles
Lieutenant: Jonathan Farrar
Lieutenant: Francis Wheeler
Sergeant: David Hartwell
Sergeant: Amos Hosmer
Sergeant: Silas Walker
Sergeant: Edward Richardson
Corporal: Simeon Hayward
Corporal: Nathan Peirce
Corporal: James Cogswell
Drummer: Daniel Brown
Fifer: Samuel Darby
Daniel Hore [Hoar]
Stephan Starns [Stearns]
John Corneall [Cornell]
Thaddeas Bancraft [Thaddeus Brancroft]
Major Raley [Riley?]
As with the other extant muster roll, there appears to be no geographical locus for the companies. Though there are three companies of regular militia, they do not at present seem to be made up of residents located in one of Concord's traditional three quarters. Places of residence for all members as well as for the officers must be established.
PART TWO: Biographies and Genealogies
In 1840 Pensioner Census for NH: Pensioner Joseph Cleasby, age 76, head of household given as Joseph Cleasby, Canterbury, Merrimack Co. However, unless age as given is low by 5 to 10 years, this is unlikely to be the Concord Joseph Cleasby.
But in this record, calculated age of 15-years nearly matches 16-year-old minimum. Joseph Cleasby Private 1830 70 (Name, Rank, Age, Comment if any) from "Merrimack County,NH pensioners inscribed on the pension list under the Act of Congress passed on March 18, 1818" in NH State Papers Series:Miscellaneous-Revolutionary Documents, vol. 30 (Manchester, NH: John B. Clarke Co. 1910).
THADEUS BANCRAFT[Thaddeus Bancroft]
DANIEL WHEATUpdated 8/08/06.
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